Chuck Rich’s List of Under-Appreciated Movies

Some Under-Appreciated Films of 2010
Friday, Dec. 31, 2010 (First Light) [and weekend of Jan. 1-2, 2011 (America This Week)]
(Summary of conversations with First Light guest host Barton Eckert and America This Week guest host Dan Scanlan)

CASINO JACK
MADE IN DAGENHAM
HOW DO YOU KNOW
I LOVE YOU PHILLIP MORRIS
FAIR GAME
CONVICTION
EASY A
GOING THE DISTANCE
THE BACK-UP PLAN
MACGRUBER
THE A-TEAM
MACHETE
PLEASE GIVE
CITY ISLAND
HOLY ROLLERS
CHLOE
THE OXFORD MURDERS
THE GHOST WRITER
HARRY BROWN

Dueling Instincts

I’m a member of the Society of Professional Journalists and the National Press Club. My instincts are for transparency in government and to applaud those who lift the veil on secrets.
However, I am an American, living in post 9/11 U.S.A. and my instincts are to label those who would expose the steps to keep me safe as traitors. I want to keep some secrets secret for the common good of all people, and especially Americans.

I have duel instincts.

Tragic Plane Crash in Brooklyn-Beautiful piece of writing


Before I was born, and before my middle-sister was born, there was a tragic collision of the supper speed prop age plane, and the “new” jet age, over Brooklyn. This is a startling revelation to me as for the first few years of my life I lived underneath the landing path to JFK airport, in Canarsie, Brooklyn.

This story

Money

Just got off the phone with a guy I represent. He shared with me that he was envious that a talk show host just got funding from an organization that is considered a political action committee. I had to remind him that while money is tight and we all need cash infusions to keep our heads above water-that he, as a media company, doesn’t want that source of funding.
Still, desperate times make people do desperate things, in order to pay the bills.
But, a good consultant will tell you—-woe! and pull you back on the reigns.
Still–money is necessary to keep you law abiding. You need it to pay your taxes, pay your doctors, pay your health insurance bills, and pay back the loans you’ve taken from friends, family, and, in some cases, your house!
But, in the end you should still keep your eye on the ball.

December 8, 2010

I heard the news 30 years of “Yesterdays” ago. And, “oh boy” was it stunning.
I didn’t hear it when it first broke. I was sleepy-bye. But, when my radio-alarm clock went off at about 5:20 in the morning, WPLJ-FM New York City newscaster, Shelly Sonstein broke the news to me. Imagine

My friends were stunned and saddened. But, I was still a kid. I didn’t quite get the enormous influence of this one man on generations. Well, do give a gal a chance to grow up. I think, 30 years later, that I get it.

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Welcome to the WordPress account for Rita F. Rich, of suburban Washington, D.C.

I’m an independent contractor in public affairs, media relations and in most things having to do with radio.  Because I used to be on-air-staff, I usually have a comment about things happening in the media industry; in the news; and those who wish to be in the news.

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